Thursday , 24 July 2014

Hazor in the Tenth Century BCE

Hazor in the Tenth Century BCE

 ANE Today Editorial Introduction:* Few topics are more controversial than the biblical kingdoms of David and Solomon. Were they and their rulers real, and if so, what archaeologi ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 8-2-13

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 8-2-13

The University of Leicester team lifted the lid of a medieval stone coffin only to find a lead coffin inside, during the final week of their second dig at the Grey Friars site, wh ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 7-18-13

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 7-18-13

Archaeologists tunnelling beneath the main temple of the ancient Maya city of El Perú-Waka’ in northern Guatemala have discovered an intricately carved stone monument with hierogl ...

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Archaeology in the News! 7-12-13

Archaeology in the News! 7-12-13

The oldest inscription found in Jerusalem is a 3,000-year-old text, in an unknown language on the top of a jug, is earliest alphabetical writing ever found in city. However ASOR M ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6-28-2013

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6-28-2013

ASOR member Jodi Magness' excavation at Huqoq has unearthed another mosaic featuring Samson. The mosaics, which consist of hundreds of tiny stone cubes, depict scenes from in the ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6-14-13

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6-14-13

The secret to making sustainable, strong concrete may have been at the bottom the Mediterranean Sea for the past 2,000 years: Researchers believe that the ancient Romans created c ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6-7-13

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6-7-13

The ivory carvings and plaques found at the 8th century BCE Phoenician city of Arslan Tash — “Stone Lion” — may appear as flat monochrome objects when viewed in museums today, but ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 5-31-13

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 5-31-13

  Parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls are up for sale – in tiny pieces. Nearly 70 years after the discovery of the world's oldest biblical manuscripts, the Palestinian family who o ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 5-24-13

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 5-24-13

An international team of researchers including Colorado State University professors Christopher Fisher and Stephen Leisz have been utilizing LiDAR technology to seek ancient settl ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 5-17-13

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 5-17-13

Will Egypt’s illustrious heritage fall into oblivion under the toll of urban and agricultural encroachment? Nevine El-Aref finds that serious problems are facing some of the natio ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 5-3-13

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 5-3-13

To see Sana’a’s Old City for the first time is like “a vision of a childhood dream world of fantasy castles,” a visitor once remarked, but official neglect and unruly construction ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 4-26-13

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 4-26-13

The minaret of one of Syria's most famous mosques has been destroyed during clashes in the northern city of Aleppo. The state news agency Sana accused rebels of blowing up the 11t ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 4-12-13

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 4-12-13

A new language dating back to the Scottish Iron Age has been identified on carved stones. These inscriptions are believed to belong to the early Pict society living from ca 300 to ...

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Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in Egypt after Mubarak

Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in Egypt after Mubarak

By: Greg Williams Egypt’s January 25th revolution was originally seen as part of the larger “Arab Spring” across the Middle East where old political regimes were overthrown by pop ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 3-29-13

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 3-29-13

An Internet sensation was touched off this week by Russian photographer Vadim Makhorov and a group of his friends -- the group ignored regulations prohibiting the public from clim ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 3-22-13

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 3-22-13

Egyptian blue, the world’s oldest artificial pigment, could be put to a range of modern uses from medical imaging devices to remote controls for televisions, newly-published resea ...

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Archaeology in the News! 3-15-13

Archaeology in the News! 3-15-13

Some great photographs of Roman ruins in Libya from the air by Jason Hawkes. A new neolithic village has been found in Israel as part of salvage excavations. It contains some of t ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 3-8-13

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 3-8-13

It's snowy again in Boston, but here's some news from a lot of places less icy. Recent archaeological discoveries on the Arabian Peninsula have uncovered evidence of a previously ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 3-1-13

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 3-1-13

A brief article on some really interesting uses of 'cyber-archaeology' at Petra, including terrestrial LiDAR and balloon photography. More than 2,000 years ago, at a time when Egy ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 2-22-13

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 2-22-13

From a distance, it looks as though an animal has burrowed around the 4,000-year-old Black Pyramid of Amenemhat III. But thieves dug these holes. And Egyptian archaeologist Monica ...

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